Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia



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December 6, 2017

ALBANY -- Republican congressional lawmakers who represent Southwest Georgia were supportive Wednesday of President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

December 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Georgia Representative Austin Scott said he supports the overall tax overhaul plan on Capitol Hill.

Scott calls the senate-approved plan a win-win for working families.

November 15, 2017

VALDOSTA -- The 2018 defense spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday includes money to keep Warthogs flying.

October 18, 2017

Cotton in the farm bill, crop insurance, labor, praise for the peanut program, NAFTA, SNAP, and feral hog management gave three U.S. House Agriculture Committee members something to take back to Washington and ponder as they prepare to mark up the next farm bill.

October 17, 2017

Opening day of the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo featured a Farm Bill Listening Session held in the R.W. Griffin Building and hosted by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA). Also in attendance were Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) and Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and all are members of the House Agriculture Committee. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black served as moderator.

September 15, 2017

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Georgia Congressmen Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott along with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and other officials spent Friday morning touring farms damaged by Tropical Storm Irma, including pecan crops in Fort Valley and other areas.

July 27, 2017

The Defense Logistics Agency, an agency within the Department of Defense that was recently found to have weaknesses in its equipment-transfer program, is suspending all transfers of excess military gear to federal law enforcement agencies until they comply with new registration measures, said Mike Cannon, the director of DLA Disposition Services, during a House Armed Services Committee hearing

July 14, 2017

Ignoring the recommendations of the Pentagon, and budget proposals by Presidents of both parties, the Congress is again poised to approve legislation this year that blocks any effort by the Department of Defense to get rid of excess military installations, blocking efforts that the Army, Navy and Air Force say would save them billions of dollars in the future.

July 6, 2017

Recently, Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the only Georgia Congressman on the Committee, sat down with Peggy Chang of Voice of America to discuss his participation in a recent four-nation foreign relations visit to East Asia,

June 27, 2017

Nine House Republicans say they oppose proposals in the president’s fiscal 2018 budget request that would make significant changes to the federal retirement system for current and future employees and retirees.